The Mystery of Tom

- Lothithil

Who are you really, Tom Bombadil?
Did we see your name on the pages of the Sil?
Are you a Vala who's not quite awake?
Or are you just a woodsie-type flake?

So very strange, and slightly deranged
I am reassured by your actions so pure

I have a belief, that you are the one
Come late to Aman, called Tulkas by some
Still slumbering after your labour and mirth
Who dreams of the life we enjoy in Middle earth

just a suspicion that came to me as I read the Silmarillion one day. When did Tulkas awaken after his long sleep following his battle with Melcor?